Our mundane life is so mechanical and boredom-filled that we ignore the obvious facts of our daily life.
When one is drenched in sadness and misery, even the too obvious reasons for our sufferings are not detected.
Klemens quotes rightly, ‘ the obvious is always least understood.’
Once we start introspecting how we live and what we have become in reality, we start looking beyond the obvious.
That’s why going on an adventure trip, doing something offbeat, or learning a new skill or hobby makes us feel alive and help us find solutions to our life problems.
We hope our famous and uplifting obvious quotes and sayings help us live a simpler life and not turn a deaf ear to the obvious facts of our lives.
Best Obvious Quotes and Sayings
The obvious is always least understood.
– Prince Klemens
The obvious is that which is never seen until someone expresses it simply.
– Khalil Gibran
Jealousy is the most obvious sign of impotency.
– Helen Nielsen
It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.
– Albert Einstein
Readers are made by readers – it is so obvious it is almost banal to say it.
– Aidan Chambers
It pays to be obvious, especially if you have a reputation for subtlety.
– Isaac Asimov
There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.
– Arthur Conan Doyle
It’s obvious that humanity continues to be torn by religious violence.
– Thomas Keating
Every high civilization decays by forgetting obvious things.
– Gilbert K. Chesterton
The true test of a brilliant theory [is] what first is thought to be wrong is later shown to be obvious.
– Assar Lindbeck
No question is so difficult to answer as that which the answer is obvious
– George Bernard Shaw
It’s obvious what’s timeless and what is not timeless, but you need time to find that answer.
– Patricia Field
The obvious can sometimes be illuminating when perceived in an unhabitual way.
– Daniel Quinn
It is bad to want something that not even God could attain, especially when the impossibility becomes obvious.
– Ernest Sosa
Experts always tend to obscure the obvious.
– D. V. Ager
All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling. To be natural is to be obvious, and to be obvious is to be inartistic.
– Oscar Wilde
The obvious is better than obvious avoidance of it.
– Henry Watson Fowler
When somebody says that all statements are false, the obvious problem is that as an assertion it’s self-defeating.
– Henry Flynt
Forgive me for stating the obvious, but the world is made up of all kinds of people.
– Haruki Murakami
It is obvious that the best qualities in man must atrophy in a standing-room-only environment.
– Stewart Udall
There is perhaps no more obvious vanity than to write of it so vainly.
– Michel de Montaigne
Everything, in retrospect, is obvious. But if everything were obvious, authors of histories of financial folly would be rich.
– Michael Lewis
Some of the best opportunities in the world are the most obvious ones.
– Thomas G. Stemberg
All that is obvious detracts completely from all that is not.
– Emma Restall Orr
Obvious to you is amazing to others.
– Derek Sivers
People tell me this is obvious. But it’s ok to be obvious. Knowing and doing are different. Many people know many obvious things they completely fail to do, despite their knowledge.
– Scott Berkun
The hardest lessons to learn are those that are the most obvious.
– Theodore Roosevelt
If something doesn’t work, it becomes obvious immediately. This just isn’t going to work.
– Jerry Garcia
Let us beware of common folk, common sense, sentiment, inspiration, and the obvious.
– Charles Baudelaire
History is not life, but since only life makes history, the union of the two is obvious.
– Louis D. Brandeis
It takes an extraordinary intelligence to contemplate the obvious.
– Alfred North Whitehead
It was obvious that bigotry was never a one-way operation, that hatred bred hatred!
– Isaac Asimov
If the poem has no obvious destination, there’s a chance that we’ll be all setting off on an interesting ride.
– Paul Muldoon
It’s obvious that five days is just enough to give one a false impression of any country.
– Muriel Lester
Obvious is the most dangerous word in mathematics.
– Eric Temple Bell
The right thing isn’t always real obvious. Sometimes the right thing for one person is the wrong thing for someone else. So…good luck figuring that out.
If we think about the obvious long enough, it dissolves.
– Mason Cooley
Kindly remember that the obvious is always overlooked.
– Drayton Bird
Things that are obvious don’t need to be talked about. Things that are missing, do.
– Ron Kaufman
Once you open your eyes and start looking around you, you start picking up things that are very obvious.
– Kobe Bryant
Overfishing is an obvious threat to our capacity to feed ourselves.
– Tim Winton
A man of such obvious and exemplary charm must be a liar.
– Anita Brookner
It may not seem obvious at first glance, but the way we make decisions in life tells a lot about the kind of faith we have in Jesus Christ.
– Jim Cymbala
Laying tracks gives you freedom without being too obvious.
– Claude Chabrol
There are many ways to drown, only the most obvious wave their arms as they’re going under.
– Nick Flynn
If it’s obvious, it’s obviously wrong.
– Joseph Granville
Vulgarity is more obvious in satin than in homespun.
– Nathaniel P. Willis
After a certain age, the more one becomes oneself, the more obvious one’s family traits become.
– Marcel Proust
To spell out the obvious is often to call it in question.
– Eric Hoffer
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